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Vagos e Santo António de Vagos United Commune (Portugal)

Last modified: 2015-05-20 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: vagos(freguesia) | sto.antonio de vagos | cross(santiago) | corn(plant) | cogwheel | boat | cross(st.anthony) | corn(cob) |
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União das Freguesias de Vagos e Santo António de Vagos, Concelho de Vagos, Distrito de Aveiro


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Former Vagos commune (until 2013)

[Vagos commune (until 2013)] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 May 2015

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain blue field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 May 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Or with base wavy of Azure and Argent, two plants of corn Vert crossed per saltire, flanked beneath by two cogwheels Azure, in central chief a sword cross Gules. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials: "FREGUESIA DE VAGOS"
Meaning:
The cross is alluding to the Knights' Order of Santiago. The corn plants are representing agriculture, the cogwheels industries. The base wavy is representing the Aveiro Lagoon (Ria de Aveiro).
Source: communal webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 May 2015


Presentation of Vagos

Vagos Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Vagos Municipality (q.v.); it had 4606 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 21.6 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 May 2015


Former Santo António de Vagos commune (until 2013)

[Santo António de Vagos commune (until 2013)] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 May 2015

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain yellow field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 May 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Vert with base wavy of Argent and Azure, crowned by a local boat issuant sable, garnished Argent with sail Or charged with an acorn cross Gules with 12 green acorns, in either corner of chief a corn cob Gules leaved Or. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials: "SANTO ANTÓNIO DE VAGOS".
Meaning:
The acorn cross is an attribute of St. Anthony of Lisboa and Padua, the local patron saint and name giver of the commune.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 May 2015


Presentation of Santo António de Vagos

Santo António de Vagos Commune was one of the pre-2013 communes of Vagos Municipality (q.v.); it had 1753 inhabitants in 2011 and covered 9.6 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 May 2015


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